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News Posted on August 11, 2017

Dean Johnson Quoted on Immigrants and Welfare by ABC-10

Dean Kevin R. Johnson commented for KXTV ABC-10 in Sacramento on claims by the Trump administration that “more than 50 percent of all immigrant households receive welfare benefits.”

Dean Johnson said that recent immigrants are actually ineligible for most public benefits. “To say that the general rate of use by immigrants of public benefits is anywhere close to 50 percent is an exaggeration and just isn’t supported by the evidence,” he said.

Kevin R. Johnson is Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o studies at UC Davis School of Law. He is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of immigration law and policy, refugee law, and civil rights.